Zesty  Lemon Chicken  & Rice

A tangy fresh lemon dressing does double duty as a marinade for the chicken and a flavorful stir-in for the rice.

15 min
10 min


3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon salt, divided
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
4 4 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
¼ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon chopped parsley, divided


  1. Prepare grill.
  2. Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, pepper and garlic in a large bowl.
  3. Transfer 5 tablespoons of the lemon mixture into a large zip-top plastic bag; set aside remaining lemon mixture in bowl. Add chicken breasts to bag, seal, and shake to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken from bag and discard marinade. Lightly spray chicken with cooking spray and sprinkle on both sides with remaining ⅛ teaspoon salt.
  5. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 5-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  6. Prepare rice according to package directions. Add rice to remaining lemon mixture in bowl. Add lemon zest and 2 teaspoons parsley; stir well to combine. Serve chicken with rice; top with remaining parsley.

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 310
Calories from Fat 110
Total Fat 12g (18% DV)
Saturated Fat 1.5g (8% DV)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 75mg (25% DV)
Sodium 390mg (16% DV)
Carbohydrates 21g (7% DV)
Dietary Fiber <1g (2% DV)
Sugars 0g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 4%
Iron 15%

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